Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Masvingo province office said it is ready to roll out the final biometric mobile voter registration blitz slated for March 12 to 21, 2023 this year.
ZEC Masvingo Deputy Elections Officer Maxwell Ncube confirmed the development.
“We started training biometric registration officers as from March 7- 10 and they will be deployed to different stations on March 11 for the exercise to begin on March 12.
“The exercise is a more of a mop up as we have once done this kind of registration but we understand that there are some who have turned 18 after the first exercise so we are going mobile to register those who became eligible after that exercise,” said Ncube.
The commission is however yet to gazette programme itinerary as not every area is going to be a registration centre.
“We are going to have one team doing mobile voter registration in the urban area because the setup is compact. However, in rural areas because of the vastness of the wards, one team will be covering four wards so as to try and capture everyone,” added Ncube.
There is also going to be a deployment of a voter education team by the electoral management body.
“We are going to deploy a voter education team today (March 9, 2023), an advance team set to inform prospective voters about the exercise as well as requirements so as to avoid turning away people who want to register at the centers,” said Ncube.